For 2018, Vogue Arabia has selected a very special person to grace its September cover: Nicki Minaj, marking the first time the “Barbie Dream” rapper has appeared on a Vogue cover.
Vogue Arabia shared an image of two dramatic black-and-white covers on Instagram, declaring that “music’s bad girl is fashion’s latest muse.”
Also included is a quote from Minaj: “I’m not here to play. I’m just as smart, talented, and creative as any man.”
Minaj’s Vogue debut proved to be a big hit with her fans, who didn’t hold back when they expressed themselves on Twitter:
— Lik (@Mvvlik__) August 16, 2018
The #VogueArabia September issue is here with @Nickiminaj landing her first ever #Vogue cover. “I’m not here to play. I’m just as smart, talented, and creative as any man,” says the rapper, whose fourth album, Queen, jumped straight to number one in 85 countries. COVER 1 OF 2. pic.twitter.com/xiqUIVLwk2
— Vogue Arabia (@VogueArabia) August 16, 2018